Herb Jackson

1945 -

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Herb Jackson has had over 150 one-person exhibitions in the U.S. and in England, Peru, Portugal and Canada. His work has been featured in group exhibitions throughout this country and abroad. Critic, Donald Kuspit, included Herb Jackson’s paintings in the first exhibition of contemporary American art presented in the former Soviet Union. His work is in over 100 museum collections.

In 1999, Herb Jackson was given the North Carolina Award by the governor. This is the highest civilian honor bestowed by the state.

Herb Jackson’s paintings are built up in many layers which are scraped off as they are being applied. Shapes and marks come and go as the painting develops to a hundred or more layers. The final outcome is the result of a process of discovery similar to the life experience itself.

“To require that an image, to be a bearer of content, must be recognizable is to suggest that there is no form to the unknowable.”

“My inner journey through art confirms, for me at least, that it is not necessary to rob life of its mystery in order to understand it.”

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Slate, 1999
acrylic on canvas
54 x 72 inches (137.1 x 182.8 cm)
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Veronica’s Veil CXIII, 1995
acrylic on canvas
60 x 48 inches (152.4 x 121.9 cm)
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Vibrato, 2005
acrylic on canvas
42 x 36 inches (106.6 x 91.4 cm)
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Wings Above the Storm, 2001
acrylic on canvas
60 x 72 inches (152.4 x 182.8 cm)
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